Obituaries

Mary Jones
B: 1937-06-29
D: 2018-11-12
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Jones, Mary
Daniel Messerly
B: 1948-09-04
D: 2018-11-12
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Messerly, Daniel
Sharon White
B: 1945-02-16
D: 2018-11-09
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White, Sharon
Kenneth Walker
B: 1940-07-18
D: 2018-11-09
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Walker, Kenneth
Santino Ortiz
B: 2018-11-03
D: 2018-11-03
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Ortiz, Santino
Joel Sanchez
B: 1950-05-03
D: 2018-11-01
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Sanchez, Joel
Kenneth Sloan
B: 1949-05-28
D: 2018-10-30
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Sloan, Kenneth
Othar Clayton Brown
B: 1936-12-19
D: 2018-10-29
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Brown, Othar Clayton
Earnest Hightower
B: 1936-06-06
D: 2018-10-28
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Hightower, Earnest
Selena Allen
B: 1965-09-19
D: 2018-10-27
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Allen, Selena
Charles Stephenson
B: 1931-12-27
D: 2018-10-27
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Stephenson, Charles
Susan Bobbitt
B: 1940-11-19
D: 2018-10-27
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Bobbitt, Susan
Bill Van Landingham
B: 1933-05-02
D: 2018-10-27
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Van Landingham, Bill
Jerry Robbins
B: 1943-04-24
D: 2018-10-24
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Robbins, Jerry
Eugenia Collinsworth
B: 1938-10-28
D: 2018-10-24
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Collinsworth, Eugenia
Clair Roark
B: 1947-09-30
D: 2018-10-23
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Roark, Clair
Helen Farquhar
B: 1929-05-07
D: 2018-10-20
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Farquhar, Helen
Oleta Cooper
B: 1927-09-19
D: 2018-10-19
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Cooper, Oleta
Mark Akin
B: 1960-11-21
D: 2018-10-17
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Akin, Mark
Doris Alexander
B: 1917-11-21
D: 2018-10-15
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Alexander, Doris
Marta Bailey
B: 1960-05-31
D: 2018-10-14
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Bailey, Marta

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The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
     
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
     
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
     
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us to begin.


Source:
Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014 

 

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